iPhone 5 jailbroken, Cydia installed

While most people like Apple’s iPhones for their simplicity and easy-to-understand interface, some like the iPhones just to jailbreak the device, and see what they can do or how much they can mess around with the insides of the phone. Developer Grant Paul, a.k.a. Chpwn, has recently tweeted a picture of an iPhone 5 with the Cydia app installed.

Here is the tweet by @chpwn: "Taller screens like Cydia too. :) pic.twitter.com/fE14vXN2"

The Cydia app is the best proof of a jailbroken Apple device. The app is its own app store that lets users buy and download apps. These apps let them better customise the phone to their liking. The tweet was posted on the same day as the iPhone 5 was released. The jailbreak is not been released yet, as there may still be bugs to work out. The jailbreak of the iPhone 5 gives hope for devices running on the A5X chip and iOS 6, although devices running on the A4 chip and iOS 6 can already be jailbroken.

Cydia has been installed on an iPhone 5

Cydia has been installed on an iPhone 5


Here is a quick look at the highlighted features of the iPhone 5:

  • 4-inch, 326ppi Retina display at 1136 x 640 pixels,
  • GPS
  • Bluetooth
  • 8 megapixel camera with 1080p HD recording, 720p front-facing camera
  • 16GB, 32GB and 64GB versions

Made entirely out of aluminium and glass, the iPhone 5 weighs merely 112 grams, is 20 percent lighter than the iPhone 4S, and is the thinnest iPhone yet at 7.6 mm thick. Apple has chosen to debut iOS 6 with the iPhone 5 and the new OS includes Apple's own Maps app, an updated version of Siri and lots more. Overall, the new iPhone has been upgraded in almost all respects.

One of the biggest changes to iOS is the addition of Apple’s own Maps app in the place of Google Maps, which Apple has done away with. The new Maps app has a built-in search for local points of interest, with over 100 million possible suggestions. Other features of the Maps app include navigation, routing, 3D maps, satellite imagery – that wraps around the 3D maps – and the ability to get directions directly through Siri. Most of the standard features of the Maps app, including satellite view, are available in almost all countries the iPhone ships to.

Siri has also been updated and new features include support for more languages, easy access to sports scores, restaurant recommendations, movie listings, Facebook-enabled apps such as Photos, Safari browser, Maps, and Shared Photo Streams via iCloud.

Safari has also received a major update – the ability to go full screen on the device by touching the arrows on the corners. Another major feature of the new Safari app is the ability to sync tabs between the desktop and iOS versions of Safari. This new feature is called iCloud Tabs. The new Mail app has also received some updates, including the ability to mark people as VIPs and the ability to flag certain mails for follow-ups.

Though, the biggest problem is that many of these features won’t be available in India at launch.

Published Date: Sep 22, 2012 15:53 PM | Updated Date: Sep 22, 2012 15:53 PM